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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Transportation Learning Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

1. Introduction and Overview of Rail Vehicle Systems, Operation and Maintenance (100)

2. Principles of Troubleshooting and Diagnostics (300)

Course 1 and 2 (combined): 22 hours. 

Transportation Learning Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, and approved locations.

Course 1 and 2: January 2013 - May 2023. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Course 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate knowledge of rail vehicles and their environment for the purpose of inspection, maintenance and repair; identify principles of rail vehicle worker protection and shop safety; utilize appropriate resources in the rail vehicle maintenance shop for rail vehicle maintenance and employee safety; describe general principles and practices for rail vehicle-specific inspection and maintenance; describe troubleshooting processes along with related general strategies, best practices, tips and pitfalls; read advanced electrical ladder drawings, safely work with high voltage; troubleshoot electrical and electronic systems on rail cars; and use monitoring and diagnostics systems for troubleshooting of rail vehicles.


Course 1 and 2: Instruction is offered via classroom through use of study guides, required and supplemental readings, quizzes, lab, required interaction with instructor, and final exams.

Credit recommendation: 

Course 1 and 2: In the associate degree/certificate category, 1 semester hour in Introduction to Electromechanical Systems (1/18). NOTE: Course 1 and 2 must both be completed to receive credit.